Day in history for September 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The plank road bridge across Rock River is now open for public travel. Our citizens will be glad to learn that the crossing on all the bridges to Camden Mills is now perfectly safe.

1880 -- 125 years ago
City Attorney Corbett will be one of the speakers at the Milan Democratic meeting on Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Ingalls, for 8 years manager of the jewelry department for L.S. McCabe And Co., has decided to embark in the jewelry business in Rock Island on his own. He has leased the store room at 1707 2nd Ave.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A caravan of 12 automobiles joined the Moline Association of Commerce good will tour yesterday to the Aledo fair, where more than 100 Moline residents celebrated Moline day.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An old Davenport landmark, the site of the former Kaiserhof Hotel at 214 W. River St., will soon be razed to make room for two parking lots.

1980 -- 25 years ago
No. 11638, a 38-year-old twin-engine C-45 airplane assigned to the Army Armament Material Readiness Command at Rock Island Arsenal, is the oldest aircraft in the active Army. After flying millions of miles, the World War II vintage plane is being retired today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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